Lamar Steiger

Lamar Steiger grew up in NE Wyoming on the 12,000 acre JH Ranch. His father, an early innovator, implemented the use of AI, continental breeds, and performance testing in the 1950s. The Steiger family moved to NW Arkansas in the 1970s, and Lamar managed the beef/dairy operation. Eventually he began working with his wife Shari’s family in 1983 as general manager of Jac’s Ranch—the largest Angus seed-stock producer in Arkansas.

Lamar now resides in Walmart’s home town of Bentonville, Arkansas, and served as Wal-Mart’s beef supply chain consultant for a decade. Beginning in 2014, Lamar helped lead a dramatic and innovative change to the Walmart beef supply by helping to create a true ranch-to-retail supply chain that ensures consistency and quality at an everyday low price. Lamar also continues to consult with major retailers, AgTech firms and ranchers throughout the country on management and profitability and is an expert in ranch to retail beef supplies and profitable ranch management. 

Lamar currently serves as board member of New Zealand protein packaging company, FoodCap and Volur, an artificial intelligence company positioned to increase margins in packing plants and is a supply chain consultant for several international ‘go to market’ food supply chain clients.

Lamar and Shari are also owners of The 808 Ranch, an angus breeding & cooperator bull development grass ranch located on the beautiful lower Elk River in the very SW corner of Missouri just west of Anderson, MO.


Shari Steiger

Shari Steiger was born in Lamar, Missouri. Her father was a retail nomad taking his family to many locations in the Midwest until landing in Bentonville to work at Walmart in 1970. The one constant in her life was spending summers at her maternal grandparents farm in Southwest Missouri. Her love of horses and cows motivated her parents to purchase 40 acres just outside of Bentonville in 1977 so she could have a horse. Forty acres eventually grew to large scale purebred black angus operation called JAC’s Ranch where Shari’s husband, Lamar, was general manager.

Shari and Lamar reside in a renovated pre-civil war log home in Bentonville. Before Shari homeschooled their three children, she was a Bentonville Junior High math and science teacher. Her love of education has her currently serving on the Board of Directors for Thaden School, an innovative new independent school for 6th through 12th graders in downtown Bentonville. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, too.

Lamar and Shari are also owners of The 808 Ranch, an angus breeding & cooperator bull development grass ranch located on the beautiful lower Elk River in the very Southwest corner of Missouri just west of Anderson, MO.

Asset Manager

Carl Steiger

Carl is a graduate of Texas AM (Ag Econ) and helped launch JAC’s Ranch in NW AR. Carl personally selected GK Discovery (1982 National Champion) as a calf to be the first herd sire at JAC’s Ranch. He then worked for the great Glen Klippenstein at GK Farms in NW MO. GK Farms was the industry leader in carcass quality and great genetics at the time. Carl then managed Pierson Land & Cattle Company at Rich Hill, MO for almost 30 years. His reputation for producing angus calves that were always in high demand was well earned. Lamar talked his older brother, Carl Steiger out of retirement to come help with The 808 Ranch. He manages the business, the projects and the look and feel of our ranch. Carl has decades of experience in the industry and brings his expertise, enthusiasm and hospitatlity to The 808 Ranch.

Cattle Manager

Chace Jamison

Technology Manager

Dan Jandak

Creative Manager

Emily Jandak

Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Emily Jandak grew up on JAC’s Ranch her family’s purebred black Angus operation. Her love of animals started as a three year old going to do chores with her paternal grandfather, Don Steiger. Emily learned her love for the land and livestock from her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. She is Lamar & Shari’s oldest daughter.

Emily attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received dual degrees in Graphic Design and Journalism. She met her husband Dan at college and after they married she convinced him to move slowly south, first to the St. Louis area and then to Northwest Arkansas.

Emily and Dan, and their young daughter live on a twenty acre hobby farm in Bentonville. They keep busy with raising their daughter and caring for a small flock of Olde English Babydoll Sheep, a donkey, a barn cat, a horse, a pony and a standard poodle.

Emily is the social media and creative content manager here at The 808 Ranch, enabling her to merge her education and industry knowledge with her passion of the land and livestock.